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Hotshot Toddy

Recipe By Elly Cooke Ross


1 serving

Recipe By Elly Cooke Ross

This recipe makes a warming spice blend that you can stir into hot water for a daily shot or turn into a hot toddy for a tea-like sipping beverage.

Serving Suggestions

The hotshot spice blend or spice shot can also be stirred into oatmeal, smoothies, or herbal tea.


For hotshot spice blend (1 cup):

For spice shot (1 serving):

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. hotshot spice blend

1 oz. hot water

For hotshot toddy (1 serving):

2 tsp. hotshot spice blend

2 tsp. honey (optional)

8 oz. hot almond milk (or milk of choice)

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Ground Turmeric Powder (Organically Sourced)

    Turmeric root is a member of the ginger family and is used for its flavor as well as its color. For thousands of years, natives of India used turm...

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  • Ground Ceylon "True" Cinnamon

    Native to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and still grown there today, this is the preferred cinnamon in England and Mexico. We refer to this as “true” cinnamon...

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  • Ground Ginger (Organically Sourced)

    Ginger is native to Southeast Asia and is now also cultivated in Africa, Australia, and Jamaica. Ginger was introduced to Europe and the Middle Eas...

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Step 1: Make hotshot spice blend

Mix all spices together and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Step 2: Make spice shopt

Mix 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. hotshot spice blend in 1 oz. hot water and drink daily.

Step 3: Make hotshot toddy

Mix spice blend and honey with hot almond milk (or other milk of choice) and sip while it's warm.